In order to serve the interests of the insurance industry as well as ship owners, the Late Mr. J. B. Boda, the Founder Chairman, envisaged the need to develop Professional Insurance and Marine Survey services and hence, established a Survey Company in 1971 titled as J. B. Boda Insurance Surveyors & Loss Assessors Private Limited with Master Mariners and Marine Engineers in attendance.
With continuing growth in survey activities ranging from Fire, Marine (Hull & Cargo), Engineering, P & I Investigations, Dry and Reefer Containers, Oils, Chemicals, Petroleum, Petro-chemical and other related surveys, the Company now has 23 offices in India located at all the major ports, important minor ports and principal inland cities.
In order to render quality professional services of international standards, the Company adopted a Quality Management System and is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company (Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata).
We have successfully handled major claim surveys for fire, machinery break- down, storm, flood, explosion, earthquakes and loss of profits and losses arising from/due to natural disasters. We have experience in survey of losses in major projects under construction and also in unusual losses such as break down of wind mills and complex financial frauds. We are on the panel of surveyors to all the four state-owned insurers and all the private sector insurers in India.
We have grown significantly in size and network and diversified into a range of value added services - continuous loading and discharge supervision, pre-shipment survey, project cargo inspection and transportation logistics, sampling and testing to international standards etc. Our services are retained by leading ship owners, P&I Clubs, Importers and Exporters and General Insurance Companies.